Dr Benjamin Wilkie lectures in Australian Studies and is an Early Career Development Fellow at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus. He is also a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute. Ben's research interests include histories of the Australian environment and landscape, and histories of the Scottish diaspora in Australia.Read more on Ben's profile
Ben is currently researching and writing a new cultural and environmental history of the Grampians-Gariwerd national park for CSIRO Publishing. He is also investigating the environmental legacies of war on the Australian home front during the twentieth century.
Ben's research has also focused on Scotland, Australia, and the British Empire from the late-18th to the early-20th century. His forthcoming book for Boydell & Brewer is The Scots in Australia 1788-1938.
Australian & New Zealand Environmental History Network
Australian Historical Association
Australian Modern British History Network
American Society for Environmental History: Environment & War Group
Ben's teaching in Deakin's Australian Studies programme encompasses Australian social, cultural, and environmental history, immigration and demography, the legacies of imperialism and colonialism, and histories of Australia at war in the twentieth century. He has previously taught across urban studies, contemporary global history, and in politics and policy studies.
AIA106 - Sex, Race, and Australia's People
AIA105 - Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010
AIA104 - Australian Identities: Indigenous and Multicultural
AIA200 - Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century
AIH238 - Australia and the Two World Wars
AIP230 - Understanding Public Policy
AIP247 - Media and Politics
AIX160 - Introduction to University Study
Wilkie B 2016, 'Australian environments in war and peace: Toward an environmental history of Australia's defence estate', Australian Historical Association Conference, Ballarat (Forthcoming).
Wilkie, B 2014 'Sites of Scottish memory and identity: a survey of monuments and memorials in Australia', paper presented at the Scottish Australia Symposium, Federation University, Ballarat, 2014.
Prentis, M and B Wilkie 2012, '"Coming lonely to the land" or "crawlers round the bardie's name": memorials to Robert Burns in Australia', paper presented at the Australian Historical Association Conference, Adelaide.
Wilkie, B 2011, ' Empire, identity, and the Australian Scottish delegation of 1928', paper presented at the Australian Historical Association Conference, Launceston.
Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation: Heritage, Indigeneity, and Sustainability Group
Deakin University - Faculty Commendation for Teaching Excellence: Team Teaching, 2015
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2013
Monash Graduate Institute of Research - Postgraduate Publications Award, 2013.
Australian Postgraduate Award, 2010-2013
(2017), Woodbridge, Eng, A1
(2017), Vol. 91, pp. 78-95, Agricultural history, Berkeley, Calif., C1
(2016), Vol. 36, pp. 81-102, Journal of Scottish historical studies, Edinburgh, U.K., C1
(2016), pp. 1-6, Meanjin quarterly, Carlton, Vic., C1
(2015), pp. 135-152, Études écossaises, Grenoble, France, C1
(2015), pp. 157-165, Scots under the Southern Cross, Ballarat, Vic., B1
(2014), Vol. 85, pp. 73-96, Victorian historical journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1
(2013), Vol. 48, pp. 74-94, Scottish Labour History, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1-1
(2013), Vol. 84, pp. 279-302, Victorian Historical Journal, C1-1
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